Start your own Chicken Clubs
Have your free range groceries delivered and share the delivery fee!
Have your free range groceries delivered and share the delivery fee!
Order all our free range products online and share the delivery fee
Many of our customers from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, get together as a group and order our free range products ONLINE or by email. This saves on the courier fee which gets divided amongst the members.
They are now actually Red Barn Food clubs because we sell a lot more than just chicken. 🙂 The name just stuck.
When you get a few friends together the first thing to do is to decide on ONE DELIVERY ADDRESS. That person will be our contact.
Something like “Karen’s Group” or “Belville ladies” Then decide on the day you would like your goods delivered. Cape Town Route is on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS (sometimes the courier changes this to Friday) PE route is on THURSDAYS every second week.
Use your name and the delivery address of your group. When you are ordering online you will see a choice of delivery options, select the SHARED COURIER fee for chicken clubs only. We will take your order and calculate the shipping divided between everyone in the group.
Only then can we send you your invoice by email showing the shared delivery fee. We can only do this once all your group orders are in!
For example, the courier fee is R350 to Cape Town so if you have 6-7 people in the group you would each pay only about R50!
Furthermore, we mark each bag with your individual names, so you know what is yours. It will also say on your invoice how many bags you have.
If you do not want to ORDER ONLINE you can simply call 044 876 0014 and place your order, or email email@example.com
Finally, don’t forget to tell us your order is part of “Jenny’s Group” so we can share the fee for you. There is a comment box on the final checkout page where you can message us anything to do with your order.
You start a WhatsApp group for your chicken clubs so you can communicate about orders and deliveries.
You can have 2 or 20 members in your chicken clubs, that’s up to you!
If we haven’t answered your question here, please email us!
Where are we?
Our farm is very near the George airport, a few kilometers off the tar road. The view of the majestic Outeniqua mountain range, is something really spectacular.
Here is our Contact Page for Directions
I always tell my customers, “we are not a health shop”. We do produce and sell a range of healthy foods, but it is not our main focus.
Our animals are reared and handled with love and care. Animals are allowed to roam freely and have their every need attended to by our trained staff. Of course, we don’t use routine antibiotics or inject brine!
Can we visit the farm?
The farm is open to visitors and we have a small farm shop on the premises.
Nearby, we will build a brand new RED BARN hopefully it will be ready for Christmas!
How do you grow your chickens?
Chicken houses are moveable and open all day and sometimes at night. All-natural methods of predator control are used, for example, rescue donkeys and emus to guard our chickens.
It is done without any traveling and with the absolute minimum of stress to the birds. We have researched the ORGANIC STANDARD for harvesting chicken and we even go way above that. The most stressful thing for the chicken is the handling before and during harvesting, therefore, we create minimum stress for the chicken. this is achieved this through gentle handling, NO TRANSPORTING and NO WAITING! For this reason, chickens are stunned electrically – which is instant and leaves them unconscious for the rest of the process.
The day old chickens arrive every Monday morning (they are hatched the night before). So, as soon as they come to us we put them into their new house one at a time making sure they see where the food and water is.
Day olds stay in their house with heaters on for the first 2-3 weeks, depending on the weather outside. After they are about 3 weeks old we start letting them out from 7am until 5pm with access to clean water and food at all times.
Finally, from week 4 we let them out full time, day and night. Chickens still have access to their house if they want, but like spending time out in the sun! Our chickens are harvested around the 8 week (compared to 4 weeks most commercial farms harvest at!) mark when they are about 2.5kg live weight.
What do we feed our chickens?
Broiler chickens are fed a proper ration made for us by Epol. Wherever possible, we try not to use ANY type of drugs or additives. Normal routine includes liquid Organum, electrolytes, diatoms and other natural products for medical purposes.
They have not been genetically modified. Red Barn is mainly about animal welfare and we try our best to give our chickens a healthy free-range diet. Whilst growing they can roam freely and eat goggo’s, grass, Lucerne, worms and whatever they fancy. However, they must be supplemented with grain as they are domesticated animals and would die of starvation if not fed by us.
The need for strong antibiotics just isn’t there! We’ve even had our chickens tested by a laboratory that now uses our chicken as placebo material to test other chicken against! Our chicken meat contains ZERO antibiotics or BRINE.
What products do we supply?
Red Barn started off only selling chicken products, specifically, meat and eggs. We also had our own pigs, but had to give that up as they kept escaping and hurting the chickens. As we grew we met more and more local farmers who were growing wonderful products, but didn’t have the time or knowledge to process, package and market their goods. Then, we grew into buying in pork, lamb, beef and dairy. All locally sourced, but processed here at Red Barn. I know the farmers personally and many of them are close neighbors, like Milkwood Dairy whose farm is all around ours!
Most of our products are vacuum sealed and slowly frozen. Mostly, we use non-irradiated, organic spices and herbs where possible. Some of our products do contain gluten, but there are many that do not. There is a whole section on our website for gluten free.
Dairy from Milkwood Farm. They have a wonderful herd of cows that we look at every day! They are younger farmers thus, they have a website and a Facebook page! http://www.milkwoodfarm.co.za
Pork is grown by a long-time friend Martinus from Albertinia. He is not a computer person or a cell phone person, however, he grows the best pigs ever! I have been to his farm many, many times and we just love what he does. He even grows his own feed for the pigs.
Beef is from another farming friend, Isak! He is another one who only grows grass fed cows and it is just a side-line for him. We are just lucky to have him deliver us quality beef, which we process into mince, sausages, burgers. In addition, Isak makes us the delicious biltong and droe wors.
Lamb is brought in from Laingsburg in the Karoo. It is certified free-range KAROO lamb. More details on request.
Duck and Duck Eggs are on the farm Tarrywood, just down the road from us. Definitely free range and managed by one of our employees, Jenny. The eggs are huge and spectacularly delicious!
Berries are from the famous Redberry farm father on, just down the road!
Supporting all local artisans and small businesses in important to us! Many people just do not have marketing skills and would rather focus on making all kinds of wonderful “goodies”. For this reason, Red Barn assists by taking care of their marketing.
Who do you sell to?
As a farm to fork business, therefore, we do not sell to ANY chain stores.
There are a few SELECT wholesalers but, our core customers are the general public from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
An overnight delivery service bringing our products to you directly. More about that on our website
Online shopping is easy to use, all drag and drop.
Group orders (chicken clubs) or food clubs are very popular.
A newsletter is sent out weekly and we post and advertise on Facebook frequently!
Please go to our shared folder on Google Drive for images, logos, information and more!
Browse this folder to find what you need, we will add documents regularly!
Do you sell live hens or day old chicks?
End of lay hens do not need to suffer at the hands of street vendors EVER!
Old hens and roosters are used by us to make Pet food.
Do you feed GMO’s?
Mostly, people have just read scare stories in the media and are not fully informed. Unfortunately we do not have time to educate everyone on this intricate subject, however we do try!
For sure, our chickens are NOT genetically modified. The fruit and vegetables you are buying, probably are!!! 🙂
If you would like to read our opinion on GMO’S please go to our Google drive. click here
Do you accept Credit Cards?
Yes we do!
In our Farm shop, Online and at the Outeniqua Family market.
Also, we accept EFT’s and cash.
When do you deliver?
Tuesday and Thursday by door to door courier R350
Every second Thursday with our van R100
Thursday with our van R40
Wednesday with our van R50
Friday with our van R30 – R40
We use MTK Couriers. A small family owned company who are really attentive to our needs. We ship your goods in Polystyrene boxes which must be returned immediately with the courier as they are really expensive. We pay and arrange for the courier and we will let you know the drivers phone number.
The driver will have all your details and he will call you if he needs to arrange something with you.